Every day we ride from McMurdo to LDB (the Long Duration Balloon facility) out on the Ross Ice shelf. It’s about a 30 minute drive at 20 miles per hour… so slow because they don’t want to tear up the packed snow – they’re trying to preserve the roads. The 7:30am shuttle out, and the 5:30pm shuttle back, are both done with big vehicles that can take lots of passengers, since there are so many of us working out here. During the rest of the day we can catch regular van shuttles.
I posted a video on youtube showing what things are like here, as we head out to the “bus” for the ride back to dinner; follow this link: